EVENTS (ARIZONA)
JANUARY 5

The ABCs of Starting a New Business

 

Are you starting a new business or thinking about it? This session is an essential step in developing a business plan that will increase your chances of being successful.

  • Should you start now?
  • Where?
  • How?
  • What about money
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    Find out what it takes to get started on the best path for your business.

     

    Date:Saturday, January 5, 2019

    Time:10:00 AM to 1:00 PM MST

    Register:Register

    Location: Burton Barr Central Library
    1221 N. Central Avenue
    2nd Floor
    The Hive
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    JANUARY 9

    Sell More Easily - When You Know the Steps to Sales Success

     

    Are you a business leader or sales professional who wants more? What you will learn:

  • How prospects gain the upper hand on you during the sales process.
  • Why traditional sales approaches turn you into an unpaid consultant.
  • How prospects use your proposals to negotiate better deals elsewhere.
  • Why most prospecting methods are ineffective.
  • How to avoid wasting time preparing proposals that won't win any business.
  • Why your challenges with time management might actually be something else
  • How the Sandler seven-step sales process will help you break the rules and sell more, more easily.
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    Date:Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Time:6:00 PM to 7:30 PM MST

    Register:Register

    Location: Tempe Public Library (BRiC)
    3500 S Rural Rd
    Tempe, AZ 85282

    JANUARY 15

    How to Reduce Your Small Business Tax Liability!

     

    Nobody wants to pay Uncle Sam more than absolutely necessary. In this FREE class we focus on record keeping and the current tax issues that will affect your small business in 2018. We cover:

  • The different types of legal structures to use for businesses
  • How the tax information is reported to businesses or the IRS
  • What types of records you should maintain to properly support deductions on business tax returns.
  • If you are an entrepreneur, business owner or interested in starting a small business, you need to learn about business tax responsibilities.

     

    Date:Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    Time:9:00 AM to 10:00 AM MST

    Register:Register

    Location: Workuity
    2390 E. Camelback Rd.
    Suite 130
    Phoenix, AZ 85016

    JANUARY 16

    How to Develop a Killer Marketing Message that boosts responses, conversions and sales!

     

    Is your marketing bringing in the sales you desire? You wouldn’t believe how much difference just one word, one phrase, or one picture can make! Discover the techniques of writing to acquire more customers. Learn the principles, techniques, and secrets of the world’s best copywriters from "The Message Guy"!

     

    Date:Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Time:6:00 PM to 8:00 PM MST

    Register:Register

    Location: Burton Barr Central Library
    1221 North Central Ave
    The Hive (2nd Floor)
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    JANUARY 16

    Federal Government Contracting - How to Get Your Fair Share!

     

    Do you know the right steps to take to sell your products or services to the Federal Government? This workshop is designed to help small businesses participate in and take advantage of government contracting opportunities. We cover the full spectrum of federal contracting requirements, including:

  • Regulations
  • Solicitations
  • Contract types
  • Opportunities
  • Proposal writing
  • Pricing
  • ...and lots more!
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    Date:Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM MST

    Register:Register

    Location: Tempe Public Library
    3500 S Rural Road
    BRIC
    Tempe, AZ 85282

    JANUARY 17

    If You Don't Know Your Numbers; You Don't Know Your Business!

     

    Find out why asking, "How can I get more revenue in my business?” is the wrong question. This workshop is a guide for educating small business owners on what numbers, ratios, metrics and reports that are vital to a business and to potential lenders.

     

    What will be covered:
  • Income: Without business income, or revenue, nothing else happens.
  • Expenses: There are several ways to categorize and track your expenses.
  • Cash Flow: Inadequate cash can starve a business to death.
  • Accounts Receivable Aging: Why you need to know how long does it take your customers to pay their invoices.
  • Accounts Payable Aging: Why it's important to track the average number of days it takes you to meet your financial obligations.
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    This workshop is a must for anyone owning or planning to open a business!

     

    Date:Thursday, January 17, 2019

    Time:6:00 PM to 8:00 PM MST

    Register:Register

    Location: SBA/SCORE
    2828 N Central Avenue
    Suite 800
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    JANUARY 17

    REVEALED: Top Money-Making Secrets Of Online Marketing Pros

     

    Online marketing is a maze of rules, guidelines and boobytraps that change frequently and leave amateurs out in the cold while allowing professionals to thrive.

     

    Date:Thursday, January 17, 2019

    Time:1:00 PM to 4:00 PM MST

    Register:Register

    Location: SBA/SCORE
    2828 N Central Avenue
    Suite 800
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    JANUARY 18

    Bonding Readiness

     

    Hear from experts about the key issues around bonding for contractors. We will also feature information on bonding sources including the SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program. This session will help you get ready to secure bonding and review what you might already have in place.

    Speakers
    Ed Fancher - Cinium Financial Services
    Jim Pipper - U.S. Small Business Administration

     

    Date:Friday, January 18, 2019

    Time:9:00 AM

    Register:Register

    Location: Small Business Resource Center

    JANUARY 23

    How to Reduce Your Small Business Tax Liability!

     

    Nobody wants to pay Uncle Sam more than absolutely necessary. In this FREE class we focus on record keeping and the current tax issues that will affect your small business in 2018.

     

    We cover:
  • The different types of legal structures to use for businesses
  • How the tax information is reported to businesses or the IRS
  • What types of records you should maintain to properly support deductions on business tax returns.
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    If you are an entrepreneur, business owner or interested in starting a small business, you need to learn about business tax responsibilities.

     

    Date:Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Time:6:00 PM to 7:30 PM MST

    Register:Register

    Location: Tempe Public Library (BRiC)
    3500 S Rural Rd
    Tempe, AZ 85282

    JANUARY 25

    Lending Readiness

     

    2019 is a year full of promise of growth. Do you have the financial resources to take advantage of opportunity? Are you prepared to successfully secure a loan to support your growth? Hear from lending experts on SBA and private lending programs. This session will include discussion of traditional lending, alternative/specialty lenders and capital equipment programs.

    Speakers
    Jeff Swenson – Assistant Director, Maricopa Small Business Development Center
    Pam McConlogue- Comerica Bank
    Teresa Miranda - Prestamos CDFI, LLC a subsidiary of Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
    Wade Rasmussen – Amerifund, Equipment Financing

     

    Date:Friday, January 25, 2019

    Time:9:00 AM

    Register:Register

    Location: Small Business Resource Center

    JANUARY 30

    Managing Forward Managing in Tomorrow's World ...Today!

     

    Management, like all things, changes with time. Management skills appropriate for today will not be adequate for tomorrow. This workshop delves into the core skills needed for managing in tomorrow's world today.

     

    Date:Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    Time:6:00 PM to 7:30 PM MST

    Register:Register

    Location: Tempe Public Library (BRiC)
    3500 S Rural Rd
    Tempe, AZ 85282

    JANUARY 31

    Digital Marketing Strategies to Increase Your Business

     

    Business owners look for advice, services and tools to get their message in front of potential customers. The Internet and specifically Social Media is the place to be in the new millennium. It’s a digital world today, with trials and tribulations for the technically challenged business owners. Come learn how to limit failures and increase success. This workshop will cover:

  • Top Platforms Today
  • Free Tools and Where to Find Them
  • Determining Your Target Market
  • How to Get in Front of Your Target Market
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Types of Postings (free & paid)
  • How to Determine Results and Tweaks for Success
  • Website Development Using SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
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    Date:Thursday, January 31, 2019

    Time:6:00 PM to 8:00 PM MST

    Register:Register

    Location: Mesa Launch Point
    245 W 2nd Street
    Mesa, AZ 85201

    February 7

    Global Dreams workshop Series - Export Readiness

     

    All workshops are focused on providing high-quality education and interaction with subject matter experts. You will receive useful knowledge, materials and tools to help grow your business and expert advice to get you started each session. The sessions are facilitated by Arizona based Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP).

     

  • Export readiness assessment tools
  • Export and World Markets Overview
  • Communications
  • Key Terms and Roles
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    *Sessions scheduled 9:00am – 12:00pm Workshop content subject to change Registration is required for all SBDC Training Events

     

    Date:Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Time:9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register:Register

    Location: Chandler City Hall - Training room
    175 S Arizona Ave
    Chandler, AZ 85225

    February 14

    Global Dreams workshop Series - Sales & Marketing

     

    All workshops are focused on providing high-quality education and interaction with subject matter experts. You will receive useful knowledge, materials and tools to help grow your business and expert advice to get you started each session. The sessions are facilitated by Arizona based Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP).

     

  • Research tools
  • Creating an Export Sales Function
  • Brand Implications
  • IP and Export Markets
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    *Sessions scheduled 9:00am – 12:00pm Workshop content subject to change Registration is required for all SBDC Training Events

     

    Date:Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Time:9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register:Register

    Location: Chandler City Hall - Training room
    175 S Arizona Ave
    Chandler, AZ 85225

    February 21

    Global Dreams workshop Series - Export Financing & Risk Management

     

    All workshops are focused on providing high-quality education and interaction with subject matter experts. You will receive useful knowledge, materials and tools to help grow your business and expert advice to get you started each session. The sessions are facilitated by Arizona based Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP).

     

  • Pricing, Payment Terms, Currency Exchange
  • Letters of Credit
  • Incoterms
  • Export Loan Programs
  • EXIM Bank Overview
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    *Sessions scheduled 9:00am – 12:00pm Workshop content subject to change Registration is required for all SBDC Training Events

     

    Date:Thursday, February 21, 2019

    Time:9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register:Register

    Location: Chandler City Hall - Training room
    175 S Arizona Ave
    Chandler, AZ 85225

    February 27

    Global Dreams workshop Series - Compliace & Getting Help

     

    All workshops are focused on providing high-quality education and interaction with subject matter experts. You will receive useful knowledge, materials and tools to help grow your business and expert advice to get you started each session. The sessions are facilitated by Arizona based Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP).

     

  • Compliance Basics
  • Restrictions, Documentation and Management
  • Finding Help
  • Next Steps with the SBDC
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    *Sessions scheduled 9:00am – 12:00pm Workshop content subject to change Registration is required for all SBDC Training Events

     

    Date:Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    Time:9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register:Register

    Location: Chandler City Hall - Training room
    175 S Arizona Ave
    Chandler, AZ 85225